• WordNet 3.6
    • n blazonry the official symbols of a family, state, etc.
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Blazonry A coat of arms; an armorial bearing or bearings. "The blazonry of Argyle."
    • Blazonry Artistic representation or display.
    • Blazonry Same as Blazon, 3. "The principles of blazonry ."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n blazonry The art of describing or explaining coats of arms in proper heraldic terms and method.
    • n blazonry Emblazonry; decoration in color, as with heraldic devices; brilliant decoration; splendor.
    • n blazonry Figuratively, display.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Blazonry the art of drawing or of deciphering coats-of-arms: heraldry
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Fr. blason, a coat-of-arms, from root of Blaze.


In literature:

You can read blazonry?
"The White Company" by Arthur Conan Doyle
Philippe, son of France, take your place on that bed; Philippe, sole king of France, resume the blazonry that is yours!
"The Man in the Iron Mask" by Alexandre Dumas, Pere
The blazonry of the proscribed and assassinated rebel waved at last defiantly over one of the chief cities of Spain.
"History of the United Netherlands, 1590-1599, Vol. III. Complete" by John Lothrop Motley
In one of the towers there was a room whose ceiling was painted a royal blue over-strewn with exquisite gold tracery and blazonry.
"The Story of a Child" by Pierre Loti
He drew charcoal sketches of churches, castles, knightly tombs, and heraldic blazonry.
"From Chaucer to Tennyson" by Henry A. Beers
Now the iris has taken up the blazonry of the year, and the tide of the tourists ebbs westward.
"Letters of Travel (1892-1913)" by Rudyard Kipling
After a little, an aircar with the blue crescent blazonry lifted and sped away.
"Space Viking" by Henry Beam Piper
The vegetables and the fruits, the blazonry of autumn, are of course ignored from this point of view.
"The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 17, No. 101, March, 1866" by Various
As a favourite garden flower, the Columbine found its way into heraldic blazonry.
"The plant-lore and garden-craft of Shakespeare" by Henry Nicholson Ellacombe
His robes became him fiercely, and the blazonry of his colors even frightened her a little.
"Stories by American Authors, Volume 3" by Various

In poetry:

Smoothly the mimic coverlet,
With royal blazonries bedight,
Hangs, as by tender fingers set
And straightened for the last good-night.
"The Cradle Tomb In Westminster Abbey" by Susan Coolidge
From Masonry,
That just man learnt that woes are thrown
Around God's children, pain and care,
But draw them near the corner stone,
With the Great Architect to share,
Heaven's blazonry.
"Adoniram." by Harriet Annie Wilkins

In news:

Blazonry Finds Winning Trail in Laz Barrera.
Blazonry sprinted from the back to win the Lazaro Barrera Memorial.